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these things together, they go on "the view," they go on letterman, they get attacked for that. ut, in fact, that's the only way to reach folks. >> rose: and they believe it humanized them to do that. >> but they can not get -- it's very hard to exercise presidential leadership in the classic sense in a culture that is so incredibly atomized. >> i don't think i agree with that. so if you look at what's happened over i would say the last 30 or 40 years is power has become centralized in washington. in the white house each white house i've covered is more insular and centralized than the one before and it's a relatively small number of people in the west wing. in congress it's more centralized. in the house much more centralized in the speaker's office. in the senate much more centralized in the leadership. so i do think if you got say an obama and a boehner and a romney or a reid together with a relatively small number of people you could exercise serious presidential leadership even with all the other things going on in the country. >> tom and then jon. go ahead, tom. >> i'll just add to da
in benghazi. full week after the attack on david letterman, the president was still blaming the anti-islam video. >> extremists and terrorists use this as an excuse to attack a variety of the embassies, including the one, the consulate in libya. >> the united nations on september 25, critics charge mr. obama double down. >> the united states government had nothing to do with the video. i believe its message must be rejected by all who respect our common humanity. >> white house briefing spokesman jay carney was pushed for explanation. >> what your questions seems to suggest is that it is more important that i or others use talking point provideed by the intelligence community, than what happened in benghazi. >> a congressional memo by fox news said the al-qaeda affiliated terrorists were involved in benghazi and assault on embassies in yemen and tunisia. senior fellow suggested terrorist attacks on 9/11 were not isolated events but were potentially linked. >> bret: big deal. we will continue to follow it. thank you. congressional negotiations going nowhere fast, president obama is ap
letterman's top ten list and here are three of the top ten good things about voting early, this according to joe biden. >> single and looking to mingle? find that special someone in the early voting line. if you vote early you don't have to pay taxes. i'm sorry, i'm being told that's not accurate. honestly, don't you want this election over with already? >> yes, we do. >> i got to say, sometimes it is hard to tell when the vice president is joking. >> i thought the same thing, as well. does he know this is comedy? okay. thanks, john, ahead this morning on "starting point," you saw some of the images that john is talking about, people desperate for gas, in the devastating aftermath of hurricane sandy. we're going to talk to rob marciano this morning on the ground updating that story and much more. jack, you're a little boring. boring. boring. [ jack ] after lauren broke up with me, i went to the citi private pass page and decided to be...not boring. that's how i met marilyn... giada... really good. yes! [ jack ] ...and alicia. ♪ this girl is on fire [ male announcer ] use any citi® card
. the presidents don't get that anymore unless it's a real crises. so they go on the view, they go on letterman. they get a tax for that. butn fact, that's the only way to reach them. >> rose: they believe it humanizes them to do that. >> they do but they cannot get, it's very hard to exercise presidential leadership in the classic sense, in a culture that is so incredibly atomized. >> rose: david go ahead. >> i don't think i agree with that. if you look at what's happened over i would say over the last 30 or 40 years, this power has become centralized in washington. t's more insular and more centralized and a small number of people in the west wing that really control the administration. in congress it's certainly more centralized than the house, much more centralized than the speaker's office in the senate and much more centralized in the leadership. so i do think that if you got say obama and boehner or romney and reid together with a relatively small number of people, you could exercise some pretty serious presidential leadership even with all the other thing going on in the country we ta
were this was a coordinated preplanned terrorist attack. when the president said on "letterman" we think the video caused this. when he said at the u.n. we won't let a hateful video turn the mideast into a bad spot they're not relying on the best -- >> but all the evidence is that ambassador rice was using the information given to her by the intelligence community. >> i don't -- i don't believe that. i will -- here's what i want to know. have the intelligence community, not the deputies, the people on the ground put in one pile all the evidence of a preplanned coordinated terrorist attack with al qaeda militia and one pot and put in the other pot the evidence that this was a spontaneous mob created by a hateful video. i've seen no evidence. what did the fbi get from the survivors? they said there was never a mob to begin with. there were mobs in -- riots in the mideast but none had mortars, none lasted for seven hours and why for seven hours could we not help these poor people? where was the department of defense? and when you look at the history of benghazi, george, august 16th th
't not have been born. >> you did not have the tonight show or the letterman show. >> i will tell you something that has changed enormously. when nightline began in march of 1980, you did not have the letterman show yet on cbs. they would be run some old and trauma, but among the three programs, but tonight show, the cop drama, and nightline we had 70% of homes watching television at 11:00 at night. these days they are lucky to have 25%. that is what happened because what you did not have 35 years ago was cable, satellite the internet, and all of those things have diluted the importance and the reach of the network. >> maybe twilight is too soft. >> you still have evening newscasts. among the three of them, i suspect we have between 15 million and 20 million viewers. it was 50 million. cronkite alone probably have about 20 million people. >> that certainly is true. the responsibilities of journalism to democracy and to our society. i want you to talk about about a little bit more. i want you to explain why there is this connection between the flow of news and a vibrant society. >> if
will introduce the panelists but i decided this morning taking a cue after both moses and david letterman i would ask the 10 questions that i would ask about this election, and not in any particular order, or in any priority but as i thought about the election, these were the questions, and they really do both a congressional in presidential races. one, the republicans to push lacking in the senate. was a case of good democratic candidates, bad republican candidates, or the message or the money, or all of the above? number two, why was there no similar shellacking of republicans in the house races? three, outside spending on races set records. but it did not seem to have made much of a difference in the outcomes. was at all a waste of money, or with out it with the outcomes have been materially different? number four, was this a status quo election as some have said, or is there something more profound going on with the electric? five, was there any mandate for anything coming out of this election? six, if there was her wasn't, what was the main message from the people in this country, if any in
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